Artist and Educator
“The true purpose of arts education is… to create more complete human beings who are critical thinkers, who have curious minds, who can lead productive lives.” – Kelly Pollack
Master of Art Education, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (2018)
Master of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (2003)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH (1999)
“It is today we form the world of the future.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
As an artist and educator, I have spent the last nineteen years teaching many students of all ages, ethnicities, talents, and challenges in locations which span the globe. In my experience, I have learned first-hand that art serves as the universal language in which we speak.
For my Master’s Thesis Art Education Project, I wrote and published a guide to teaching installation art complete with materials. It is now available for borrowing from the Toledo Museum of Art’s Teacher Collection. Contact me if you would like a copy! firstname.lastname@example.org
PROJECT: It’s A Small World Afterall
This installation is a collaborative work of art made by the Advanced Portfolio Students of Bedford High School and Graduate Student and Artist Amy Pollman. This work is a part of her thesis project which will encapsulate an art kit titled SPECTRUM: An Art Installation Guide for Educators.
PROJECT: Paper Cuts
This exhibition features the work of students from Bedford High School enrolled in the Three-Dimensional Art Class (grades 10-12). In this project, students were introduced to artists such as Peter Callesen, Li Hong Bo, Rogan Brown and Kara Walker. The class then discussed the potentials of paper as a sculptural medium.
Articles and Papers
Please click on the name of the article to link to a downloadable document. And Now I know That I Know Nothing : A short description and statement on my latest collaboration with Velasquez Reason, Democracy and Art in Culture, Pollman : A paper written about the history of Art, Democracy, and Capitalism.